I don't know if this has b een discussed yet, but...
Would it be a lot of work to remove the Reply functionality from the site?
It seems to be rather misleading to have the capability available. People use it and the recipients will never know that somebody answered to their message. The best we can do is to tell everybody every year NOT to use the Reply because, even though you can see a Reply button, you absolutely should not use it.
Just seems logical to me that the button shouldn't exist, since it's nothing but trouble. Is there a way that it could be hidden in some template and that would just take care of it?